Line Numbers for Google Docs

Google Docs Line Numbers

If you’re wondering how to add a citation for your bibliography written in a Google Docs document, then Google Docs line numbers are the best solution! Even though an inbuilt numbering feature is available in Google Docs, it lacks some advanced features. Fortunately, you could try extensions to add line numbers in Google Docs. In this article, I’ll walk you through how to add line numbers in Google Docs. 

How to add line numbers in Google Docs for the entire document

To insert line numbers in a Google Docs document, follow the below steps.

1. Open your Google Docs and sign into your account. Open the document in which you want to number the lines.

2. Press Control + A (if Windows) or Command + A (if Mac) to select the entire text in your document.

3. Navigate to the top right corner of the screen and then choose the numbered list option from the toolbar. Check out the below screenshot for your reference.

line numbers for google docs extension

This will number every paragraph of your Google Docs document.

How to add line numbers in Google Docs for the specific paragraphs of the document

To number specific lines of the Google Docs document, follow the below steps.

1. Open your Google Docs and sign into your account. Open the document in which you want to number the lines.

2. Drag your cursor to choose the specific parts of the document.

3. Navigate to the top right corner of the screen and then choose the numbered list option from the toolbar. Check out the screenshot below.

line numbers for google docs chrome extension

This will number the specific lines you have chosen from your Google Docs document.

Line numbers for Google Docs extension

“Line Numbers for Google Docs” is a Chrome extension created by line numbers. App. This extension allows you to help with adding Google Docs line numbers, helps you print the document, and provides options to export it to a different format with the line numbering. 

Key advantages of “Line numbers for Google Docs Chrome extension”:

  • Using this extension, you can format your text into columns and number lines in each of the columns.
  • This extension allows you to start your numbering from one on every new page. 
  • You also don’t have to worry about manually updating the line numbers, as the program automatically changes the line number based on the direction in which you’re writing.
  • You can format the line numbers by changing their color, font, and size.
  • You can add any divider of your choice between the numbers and text.

How to number lines in Google Docs using “Line numbers for Google Docs extension”?

To number lines in Google Docs using “Line numbers for Google Docs extension”, follow the below steps.

1. Search for “Line Numbers for Google Docs Chrome extension” in your browser and then click on the first search result. 

2. After the extension’s name, there will be a button, ‘Add to Chrome.’ Click on this button to start installing the extension.

3. Click ‘Add extension’ to continue when getting a confirmation message from Chrome.

4. Now, open your Google Docs app and open the document in which you want to number the lines.

5. Click on the Line Numbering icon in the window’s top right corner. A window will open when you click on it, asking you to sign in to your Google account. To activate the extension, sign in to the Google account you use for Google Docs. Ensure that you have to do this even if you are already signed into your Google account.

6. Once you’ve installed the extension, it will appear on the top right corner of your screen, to the left of the ‘Share’ icon. Now, you can install it into your Google account. You can finally start using the extension.

7. Click on the Line Numbering icon once again. To enable line numbering, select the ‘Show line numbering’ option and click ‘Apply’ to reflect these changes. The line numbers will now appear in your Google Docs document.

8. Several options are also available for you to customize your line numbering. 

  • You can choose ‘Continuous’  to continuously number every line in your document or ‘Restart Each Page’ to start the first line of each page from 1.
  • You can also decide whether or not you want to include blank lines, headers, and footers in your numbering.
  • If you have columns in your document, you can select them too. Excluding blank lines from the line numbering is better as it gives your document a cleaner look.
  • You can also change the font and color of your numbers and add and format borders. However, these options are only available to premium subscribers.

FAQs

Can you add line numbers in Google Docs

Answer: Yes, you can do this using the numbered list option and the Line numbers for Google Docs extension.

How to add line numbers in Google Docs without extension

Answer: Use the numbered list option from the toolbar. Select the complete text –> Click on the numbered list option from the toolbar.

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I hope this article explains every detailed way to number lines in Google Docs and how to add line numbers in Google Docs. Now it’s your turn to try!